The Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center
About the Fishways:
The Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center is an environmental education center located in Manchester, NH on the beautiful Merrimack River. The center is open year round Monday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm. During fish migration season in May and June, the center is open seven days a week.
The center houses an impressive interactive exhibit hall that allows visitors to explore the Merrimack River. The exhibits focus on the Merrimack River watershed, historical use of the Amoskeag area, and river wildlife. Visitors can view live turtles, frogs and salmon, play a salmon migration game, generate electricity, and more. In May and June, visitors can experience the unique opportunity to view migrating shad, herring and sea lamprey in our underwater viewing windows. These windows look into a 54-step fish ladder that allows migrating fish to swim around the Amoskeag Dam and continue on their way up the river to reproduce.
The Amoskeag Fishways offers a variety of programs for all ages, including family programs, school field trips and teacher workshops. Program topics include: river wildlife, river ecology, electricity, hydro and solar power, fish biology, urban wildlife, survival skills, Native Americans, and more. Your family or school group will enjoy these fun and interactive programs.
The Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media